2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup facts for kids
|FİFA U-17 Qadınlararası Dünya Çempionatı Azərbaycan 2012|
|Dates||22 September – 13 October|
|Teams||16 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||France (1st title)|
|Goals scored||119 (3.72 per match)|
|Attendance||257,666 (8,052 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ri Un-Sim (8 goals)|
|Best player||Griedge Mbock Bathy|
|Best goalkeeper||Romane Bruneau|
|Fair play award||Japan|
The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup women's football tournament is the third such tournament. It will be held in Azerbaijan from 22 September to 13 October, following a decision by the Executive Committee on 19 March 2010.
France won the title after defeating Korea DPR 1–1 (7–6 after pen.).
The official mascot of this World Cup is The Top Top Girl. This means ball in Azerbaijani. It is a young girl with the national flag painted on her cheeks. The body is blue, red, green and white like the host's national team. Her brown hair in a ponytail is meant to look like a buta. This is a curving decorative motif widely used in Azerbaijani art.
|AFC (Asia)||2011 AFC U-16 Women's Championship|| China PR
|CAF (Africa)||2012 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament|| Gambia
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
|2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship|| Canada
|CONMEBOL (South America)||2012 South American Under 17 Women's Championship|| Brazil
|OFC (Oceania)||2012 OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament||New Zealand|
|UEFA (Europe)||2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship|| France
- 1.Teams that made their debut.
All four venues were first to be only in Baku. There will also be matches in Lankaran. Tofik Bakhramov Stadium is the stadium where the final stages will be held.
The following awards were given for the tournament:
|Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|Griedge Mbock Bathy||Ri Hyang-Sim||Yui Hasegawa|
|Golden Shoe||Silver Shoe||Bronze Shoe|
|Ri Un-Sim||Chinwendu Ihezuo||Halimatu Ayinde|
|FIFA Fair Play Award||Golden Glove|
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